December 3, 2020
The Governor General hosted a conversation entitled "The Power of Music: A Conversation with Classical Musicians Lisette Canton and Daniel Taylor".
Lisette Canton is the founder and artistic director of the JUNO-award winning and internationally acclaimed Ottawa Bach Choir. She is also a highly sought-after vocal coach and technician, guest conductor and early music specialist. In addition, Ms. Canton is the associate professor and head of Choral Conducting at York University, in Toronto.
Daniel Taylor is one of the most well-known countertenors in the world. As a Sony Classical artist, he appears on 100 recordings, including many albums of Baroque-style music. He was also recently appointed to the position of head of Historical Performance in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, where he also directs the Schola Cantorum Choir and Orchestra, and maintains a voice studio.
This virtual event was organized as part of the innovative GGconversations series that highlights outstanding Canadians in various areas of interest.
Session #1 (English)
Session #2 (French with simultaneous interpretation in English)